Windows 10: CAN NOT GET AT MY x-os-M2-SSD to format it as a storage drive

Discus and support CAN NOT GET AT MY x-os-M2-SSD to format it as a storage drive in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; So This m2 ssd drive did have a win10pro install on it. I pulled it out and then I installed my os on a regular ssd hard drive. Now I want to format... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by DonMurray, Apr 18, 2020.

  1. DonMurray Win User

    CAN NOT GET AT MY x-os-M2-SSD to format it as a storage drive


    So This m2 ssd drive did have a win10pro install on it. I pulled it out and then I installed my os on a regular ssd hard drive. Now I want to format that m2 ssd drive that is a GPT /uefi drive. I do not know or understand how I can boot up to a USB device and see it and format it as a mbr ntfs. Or even ok format it as a GPT disk.
    Do I have to have my bios set to secure boot to recognise a UEFI disk. ? Can GTP exist in a mbr non secure boot environment ? and UEFI I just do not get how to boot up to a USB drive and format this m2 drive so I can use it. I do not need anything that is on it but if I did how would I get at it ?? DO that make that imposiible. ? It will still boot up to the old install of win 10 but I want to format it as a storage drive.
    My mind is stuck in the old way of thinking where I select the USB device. I boot up acronis disk director in 64bit uefi mode and it does boot but it wont see my M2 drive. I do not get why not. ?

    CAN NOT GET AT MY x-os-M2-SSD to format it as a storage drive [​IMG]

    how do I format this m2 drive so I can use it for file storage ?? It will work perfect for a Photoshop scratch disk but I have not totally figured out how to get at this thing.
    Thank you .

    :)
     
    DonMurray, Apr 18, 2020
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  2. techguy31 Win User

    64Gb SSD for OS or 2Tb HDD for storage ?!

    I suggest that you get the 2tb for storage. SSDs are only useful if you want to boot things fast like OS and programs. I actually suggest you get both if you have that many movies.
     
    techguy31, Apr 18, 2020
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  3. lacrumb Win User
    How do I format a M2 SSD that is plugged into USB.

    I have a M2 SSD in an enclosure plugged into USB. Disk Management will not initialize. I think that it needs to be formatted. How do I do this?
     
    lacrumb, Apr 18, 2020
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  4. CAN NOT GET AT MY x-os-M2-SSD to format it as a storage drive

    Migration from Hdd to m2.SSD

    Recently I have purchased a new laptop (hp probook 450 G4) and a new original windows 10 home edition and now I want to upgrade my 1 TB Hdd to a new m2 ssd and my laptop supports another slot for the m2 ssd so I can run both
    the m2 ssd & hdd at the same time but I will make the m2 ssd the boot drive and the hdd will be the data drive.
    MY Question is how can I migrate system drive to the new m2 ssd without the need to reinstall windows or any other installed programs and there is another thing, when I checked the disk management I found 3 recovery partitions will I have to
    migrate them too or I have to migrate the system drive only
     
    MostafaEl-Desoky, Apr 18, 2020
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